Liverpool are ‘in the running’ for Erling Haaland with Man Utd ruled out

Liverpool are one of three clubs with a chance of signing Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland this summer, according to former Netherlands international Ruud Gullit.

A number of clubs around Europe have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund scoring sensation including Premier League giants Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

German champions Bayern Munich and Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid are also thought to be interested in the Norwegian.

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Haaland is available for £68m at the end of the season when a release clause in his contract at Dortmund becomes active.

The 21-year-old has netted 80 times in 79 outings for Dortmund and also boasts an impressive record for Norway, scoring 12 in 15.

Reports in recent months have leant towards Real Madrid now being the frontrunners for his signature as he ‘favours’ a transfer to the La Liga giants.

And now German newspaper Bild have interviewed former Chelsea and AC Milan player Gullit to see where he thinks Haaland will end up in the summer.

“I see him in England but I don’t think he goes to Manchester United. City would be good for him because of Pep Guardiola. But Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool would also be great,” Gullit said.

“What Jürgen has done with this club is unbelievable. You just have to love him and he’s always hungry. That suits Haaland. In Spain only Real is an option. These are the three clubs that will be in the running for Erling.”

Speaking at the end of December, journalist Gianluca Di Marzio insisted that Haaland wanted to move to La Liga and not the Premier League this summer.

Di Marzio told German outlet Wettfreunde: “He [Haaland] doesn’t like Premier League too much.

“It is not in his dreams. It is not the perfect league at the moment.

“He prefers LaLiga – he likes LaLiga a lot. So, I think in his thoughts, LaLiga is the perfect tournament, now, to play in. Or Bundesliga, where he is currently playing.

“So it is not sure that he’ll leave in the summer. Borussia Dortmund thinks that for his career, another year there should be the right step.

“I don’t know what Mino Raiola thinks about it. I think Raiola wants to get him out of Borussia Dortmund because after two years there it is important for him to have another challenge.

“So I think he will try to find the right solution for him.”


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